100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative in Canada

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce that Canadian Higher Educational Institutions (“HEI”) are now included the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.

100,000 Strong in the Americas was launched by President Obama with a goal of getting 100,000 U.S. students to study abroad in the Americas, and 100,000 foreign students from throughout the Western Hemisphere to study in the U.S. Canadian colleges, universities and other educational Institutions can learn more about the benefits of this program. Additionally, we’re very excited to share with you our new 100,000 Strong in the Americas video. It’s available on YouTube.

Canadian Universities are now eligible to apply for $25,000 in grant money to help fund a study abroad initiative. This grant competition, RFP#6: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration, is supported through a generous contribution from Founding Circle Partner, Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank. All HEIs in Canada that promote study abroad programs in any field between the United States and Canada are eligible to compete. A detailed RFP and explanation about how to apply is available online. The deadline is March 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The timeline is tight to apply for the 100,000 strong initiative $25,000 grants with a March 6, 2015 deadline, but we hope that you will consider this opportunity.

Questions? Please contact cultural@state.gov

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